Amazing bread, but the cook time is a little much. I divided the dough into four long pieces and laid them on a prepared baking sheet. I cut the cook time to a third-- five minutes at 500 and then ten at 375. I also added a tablespoon of fresh rosemary. It turned out perfectly. A few notes on handling: this recipe tells you to put the yeast with the dry ingredients. I find that it's better to mix the yeast, water, oil and sugar together before you do anything. It activates the yeast and helps the bread to rise. The recipe also describes kneading the dough for ten minutes or so. This is pretty ridiculous, considering how slack and wet the dough is. Once all of the ingredients are mixed, trying to knead it will just overwork it and cover you in sticky dough. I took off a star for the modifications that were needed, but with the changes this was definitely a five star bread.
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Amazing bread, but the cook time is a little much. I divided the dough into four long pieces...